Houndstooth Cardigan

I am *loving* houndstooth for the fall, especially big, bold prints like the one in this houndstooth cardigan! This one is from one of my favorite brands, Alice + Olivia, at Nordstrom. I paired the cardigan with all black for a “city” outfit, but it also feels particularly fitting for this week, since Halloween is just a few days away. You could easily add a pair of cat ears and call it a day. 😉

On another note, I am curious about something! Have you guys started shopping for Christmas presents yet? I’ve been getting a little nervous since everyone is saying to go ahead and order gifts early this year! A few of my friends are planning to have everything ordered before HALLOWEEN! I’d love to know whether or not you guys are actually doing it. I have been perusing Nordstrom’s gift guides trying to come up with some good ideas for everyone in my life, but I haven’t actually ordered any gifts yet!


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  1. What a gorgeous sweater! You pull it off so well, especially paired with that bag. <3

    I have purchased a couple Christmas gifts but not everything that I need to cross off of my list. I definitely get the feeling that it would be a good idea to get shopping done early.



  2. This is so so cute! I haven’t started shopping just yet but I’m hoping to be all done by December 1 this year! Usually I get a lot of gifts on Black Friday.

    xoxo A

  3. Alexandra F Haas

    I’ve ordered some gifts, particularly for the kiddos already, as I was/am worried about shipping times if I wait much later than Thanksgiving.

  4. Chris

    Its a really a fantastic outfit, I really love your style so much. Matching it with a short leather skirt is perfect

  5. Linda

    Love that sweater. Your friends are probably right to get Christmas shopping done early. With shipppng delays and product shortages only slated to get worse. If you wait to order – it may be all sold out, with no idea when stock will be replenished. Also with shipping delays – if you wait to long, your gifts may not get to you in time. With cost of goods skyrocketing, I know I’ll be cutting back a lot from what I usually do. Just simply can’t afford it. I’m sure you have noticed low stock at grocery stores, already. The news media is saying there will be a shortage of Turkeys this Thanksgiving. You may want to get your Thanksgiving menu planned and purchase what you need early, as well.

  6. This outfit is gorgeous, Caitlin! Absolutely love all of it, and the cardigan looks so pretty and cozy.

    Make Life Marvelous

  7. Molly

    I really love the houndstooth cardigan. So, so cute on you.

    Christmas: yes, I’ve done most of my shopping already. I have a few people to buy for yet, but 6 out of 9 family members are done!! Whoot, whoot!